Seeing the Retake Mass Effect 3 campaign shutdown has caused a mix response from gamers, and especially those that donated money and now have questions about where their money is? It amazes us how certain individuals would even ask for money back after donating to a charity, but this is what we’ve seen on certain blogs and forums after some gamers donated to Retake Mass Effect.
The people behind Penny Arcade also oversee Child’s Play and word spread pretty fast last week about support for the Mass Effect 3 ending to be changed, which seemed to confuse gamers with the real motivates behind the fundraiser and Child’s Play. Since this movement has been stopped and the fundraiser closed we’ve seen a lot of conspiracy theories as to why this would happen, although it seems much clearer than some gamers would like to believe.
An official from the charity, Jamie Dillion, cleared things up regarding the closing down of this fundraiser and his comments can be seen below thanks to several blogs (including Forbes) contacting them for comment. There is no doubt a lot of money was raised but some sources claim the Mass Effect 3 ending attachment didn’t help a lot to the total figure, but we know certain gamers would strongly disagree with that claim.
Retake Mass Effect 3 and the idiocy of some people – we’ve seen a number of gamers point out that it was pretty clear on the charity page, which stated it’s about money for a charity and not related to the Mass Effect 3 ending although it’s understandable why certain people would be upset. We’ve contacted a few of those that gave money to the charity and all of them stated they donated “for the children“, and some even go as far to say, “they condemn anyone” wanting a return on their money donated.
Did you give money to this charity, and if so how do you feel about this news and did you give for the right reasons? It seems there had been nothing on the website stating the money was for a new ending, and this has angered those that donated for the right reasons. Most Mass Effect 3 fans now look forward to some closure with DLC, although the majority would not be willing to pay for that downloadable content after the upset with the endings.
More recent stories on Mass Effect 3 – you can understand more about the significance of Mass Effect 3’s ending here, and those of you looking for a walkthrough during this hostility can watch a few videos here (it’s ok to cheat when you’re really stuck), and Bioware state that your Mass Effect journey will continue in this article.